Welcome to the latest edition of The Orthopod! I hope everyone is having a safe and enjoyable summer.
We kick off this issue with the latest installment of “DO’s that Do”, featuring Dr. Michael Steingart. I believe you’ll enjoy hearing how one of our colleagues started in music and some of the cool experiences he has had through his career.
The AOAO is also working to develop meaningful and valuable member benefits. President Dr. Jim Ingram provides an update on the Academy’s efforts to provide each member with opportunities and content relevant to their orthopedic practice.
Dr. Vander Lugt shares the latest on AOA Resolutions and the Single Accreditation System. You won’t want to miss what is happening with the AOA, AOBOS and Single Accreditation. Rest assured we are well represented as our Academy and these organizations work to secure the future of osteopathic orthopaedic surgery.
The Resident and Student Section continues to deliver with updates and perspectives on the rise of physician/MBA’s and political advocacy.
Be sure to check out the AOAO Foundation update as well as articles on Heat Injury Prevention and a scholarly article on Spondylolysis.
I certainly hope you enjoy this, our latest offering. I thank all contributors and encourage our readers to consider submitting content for a future edition.
Last, but not least, make plans to attend our Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA from October 18-20 at the Hilton Atlanta. The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) will also be meeting in Atlanta at that time so take the opportunity to learn about the business of orthopedics while reconnecting with old friends and colleagues.